Mapping Software

This is the second Product Survey on Mapping Software, the first having been published in February 2004. Support for web-based services is becoming increasingly relevant, including within an interactive environment, for example with links to GPS. However, paper-based visualisation with support in the printing process is still of considerable significance. Visualisation and presentation is the final stage of any activity and process involving geo-data and geo-information. As a result, designers and developers of mapping software have to address an abundance of issues stemming from previous stages in the geo-information processing cycle. These include interoperability, the wealth of geo-reference systems, de... (read more)
2006-11-20 12:00:00

SoftPlotter 4.1 Software Released

Boeing (MO, USA) has released version 4.1 of its SoftPlotter digital map production software, enabling users to provide more accurate and efficiently produced digital mapping products to their defence and commercial mapping customers. "This newest version of SoftPlotter is a leap forward in providing customers with the desktop tools needed to process imagery directly from satellite and aerial digital sensors and cameras," said Brian Knutsen, general manager of Boeing Space & Intelligence Systems Mission Systems. SoftPlotter 4.1 runs on Windows XP and 2000 operating systems. The new SoftPlotter provides JPEG 2000 support that allows imagery compression with fewer artifacts than... (read more)
2006-03-03 12:00:00

Snowflake Software Announces GeoXchange

The 2008 Snowflake Software Conference to be held from 23 -24 Aril 2008, at the Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh, United Kingdom, will focus on the requirements of the industry to make its data available, thereby complying with the demands of regional and international legislation. With local, central, regional and national governments under pressure to make their data available (accurately and in real-time), Snowflake is offering the chance to learn from the experts.   Confirmed speakers include representatives from: - Centre for Geospatial Science, University of Nottingham - European Commission DG JRC - The Scottish Government - Grontmij NL - Alterra NL... (read more)
2008-02-07 09:16:39

Upgrade to Geomatica software

PCI Geomatics (Canada) has released Geomatica 10.1. This release features significant new additions along with enhancements in reliability, performance, usability and functionality of existing technology. OrthoEngine enhancements for Geomatica version 10.1 include a customisable GCP collection viewer, along with improved efficiency in GCP and tie point collection efficiency. Also included is new support for the ALOS sensors PRISM, AVNIR and PALSAR. Significant advancements have also been included to automatic mosaicking, resulting in higher quality and better tone balanced mosaics. Focus improvements include a new Overview Manager interface, which allows users to create and manage existing overviews. And in response to... (read more)
2007-05-11 09:59:08

Software Maps Rwandan Health

A system of electronic mapping is being used to improve healthcare across Rwanda. The digital maps are designed to compile information from numerous databases and use it to both track and predict outbreaks of disease. This can then be used to help developing countries best utilise their limited resources. By putting this information together on a map, correlations can be found between things that might not be obvious from looking at graphs or tables. Information collected in Rwanda for example shows not only the locations of health services, but water and electricity supplies as well. It also records how many... (read more)
2008-07-18 10:29:04

ERM Updates Compression Software

ER Mapper (Australia) has updated its free image compression application to the new JPEG 2000 compression format, as well as to the ECW format. The free compressor allows 8-bit RGB and greyscale compressions into the ECW and JPEG 2000 formats for images up to 500MB. Larger images can be compressed with the ER Mapper application or by using the ECW JPEG 2000 Software Development Kit. Non-8 bit images or the compression of larger images requires ER Mapper 7, which features variable bit-depth and loss-less compression options. (read more)
2005-03-08 12:00:00

Photogrammetric Software Solutions

Menci Software (Italy) has released two new products. APS, a high technology product for low altitude image acquisition processing and orthophoto, DTM, DSM and three-dimensional point cloud automatic production; and OPK, a technology for large format aerial camera image processing. It is a totally automatic photogrammetric workflow and a modular solution. APS can import images from all UAV hardware products in combination with GPS log. The user interface is really simple to operate and produces quick and high quality measurement. Results can be exported in standard format. OPK is capable of high-quality accurate results in a fast time importing large... (read more)
2012-07-04 12:53:03

Geo-Imaging Software

Geomatica 10.2, a complete set of geo-imaging software for remote sensing, digital photogrammetry, raster spatial analysis, map production, mosaicking and automated production workflows, provides new capabilities and extended functionality which allows users to be more productive. Additionally, it includes new and simplified re-packaging options.   Enhancements to 10.2 include additional satellite sensor support including GeoEye-1 and COSMO-SkyMed.  Also new is a "Get Data" option that allows users to access different data provider websites to locate their data in an easy and convenient way.   Additionally, Geomatica 10.2 offers added support now available for Automatic GCP extraction from vectors such as roads. ... (read more)
2009-02-26 03:41:21

UltraMap 2.0 Photogrammetric Software

Vexcel Imaging GmbH will roll out release 2.0 of its UltraMap photogrammetric software to customers beginning 25th January 2010. UltraMap 2.0 continues the tradition of providing a flexible and scalable distributed system for managing and processing vast amounts of UltraCam data.   The features of UltraMap 2.0 are implemented in five modules: •Framework •Raw Data Center •Radiometry •Viewer •Aerial Triangulation   UltraMap includes features for managing data download, distributed processing using load balancing and resource management, aerial triangulation, and interactive data visualization for quality control. Use of Microsoft's Dragonfly technology enables incredibly smooth and high-resolution image browsing and zooming for... (read more)
2009-12-17 01:40:12

Geomatica Software Upgrade

PCI Geomatics has made available an upgrade to its remote sensing and image processing software Geomatica. Version 10.3.1 is the latest release available which includes imaging tools for GIS as well as additional satellite and aerial sensor support.   Satellites fully supported in this release include THEOS (Thailand Earth Observation System), GOSAT (Greenhouse Gases Observing Satellite), and WorldView-2. Also included is support for ADS40 and ADS80 Digital Aerial Camera systems from Leica Geosystems.Further colour balancing techniques have been added to the OrthoEngine automatic mosaicking tool, and an improved mosaicking process flow has been added to the EASI environment. (read more)
2010-02-24 09:04:30
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